Mark Esper was confirmed as US defence secretary on Tuesday, ending a seven-month period in which the Pentagon had no permanent chief , as Washington faces mounting tensions with Iran. The Senate confirmed Mr Esper, a military veteran who has been acting defence secretary since June, by a vote of 90-8 as was widely expected. The 55-year old former Raytheon executive and secretary of the army takes over as permanent head of the Pentagon from Jim Mattis, who resigned in December due to differences with President Donald Trump over his policies and approach.
Li Peng Who passed away recently belong to which country ?
"Li Peng, former chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, died of illness in Beijing at the age of 91 at 11.11 pm Monday," according to an official statement.He was also known as the “Butcher of Beijing” for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
Abhay Singh and Tanvi Khanna who clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the sixth Bengal Open squash tournament , belongs to which state ?
Punjab And Rajasthan
West Bengal And Bihar
Tamil Nadu And Delhi
Uttar Pradesh And Andhra Pradesh
Odisha And Assam
Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu and Tanvi Khanna clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the sixth Bengal Open squash tournament.
Earlier under-15 category witnessed a thrilling battle between fifth seeded Tamil Nadu girl Shameena Riaz, Daughter of former India hockey captain Mohammed Riaz. Upsetting top seed Soniya Bajaj from Maharashtra.
Who has been appointed as the Chairperson or head of the ICC’s influential Finance and Commercial Affairs committee ?
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed as the Chairperson or head of the ICC’s influential Finance and Commercial Affairs committee. ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar appointed Mani during the ICC Annual Conference that took place last week.
Which day is celebrated as Income Tax Day ?
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) celebrates the 159th Income Tax Day (AaykarDiwas) on 24th July. On 24th July, 1860 that Income Tax was introduced for the first time in India by Sir James Wilson. The department will launch a 'Kardaata e-Sahyog Abhiyaan' which will endeavour to assist and support taxpayers and other stakeholders in enabling them to e-file their returns and discharge other tax-related obligations.
Who is announced as Britain’s Next Prime Minister ?
Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as Britain’s next Prime Minister. Boris Johnson, who was the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,153members of the Conservative party. Queen Elizabeth will formally appoint Johnson before he will enter Downing Street.
The government has set a target for the installation of Rooftop Solar projects of __________ Mega Watt.
The government has set a target for the installation of Rooftop Solar projects of 40,000 Mega Watt by 2022 in the country .The projects include installation of solar panels on the rooftop of houses. It is estimated that 1.5 million units per Mega Watt per year are generated from solar rooftop plants.
Dejan Papic who is appointed as India’s Table Tennis Coach , belongs to which country ?
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has appointed the Canadian Dejan Papicas the head coach of the Indian table tennis team. He has signed a one-year contractand will be the in charge through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A new India-UK bilateral pilot scheme has been launched to support ________________ Universities.
A new India-UK bilateral pilot scheme has been launched to support Britain's universities to collaborate with Indian partners in order to send UK students to India during their studies. The 'UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India', an initiative of Universities UK International (UUKi) and British Council India, opened on Tuesday and aims to generate up to 200 opportunities for undergraduate students at UK universities to visit India by March 2021. The programme will be funded by the UK and Indian governments as part of Phase 3 of the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKEIRI).
By which year U.S Space agency Nasa prepare to send “first woman and next man” on moon ?
U.S. space agency NASA prepares to send “first woman and next man” on Moon as part of its ambitious Artemis programme in 2024.
NASA has marked the 50th anniversary of the historic first Moon landing.